Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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FINANSIT

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Thinking about your own personal finances… How would you rate your own personal financial situation? Would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape?
  1) Excellent shape
  2) Good shape
  3) Only fair shape
  4) Poor shape
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Excellent shape 8.8% 8.8%
Good shape 42.4% 51.2%
Only fair shape 33.9% 85.1%
Poor shape 13.8% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Excellent shape 11.8% 7.5% 7.1% 8.2% 11.9% 8.2% 8.8%
Good shape 36.3% 44.8% 43.5% 40.7% 46.5% 41.6% 42.4%
Only fair shape 32.6% 36.4% 33.3% 35.9% 27.0% 36.5% 34.0%
Poor shape 17.6% 10.8% 14.7% 14.8% 14.2% 12.0% 13.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 0.5% 1.3% 0.3% 0.5% 1.6% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Excellent shape 9.2% 11.5% 8.4% 7.0% 5.7% 10.6% 8.9%
Good shape 44.1% 44.0% 40.0% 46.8% 41.3% 35.1% 42.6%
Only fair shape 29.5% 32.4% 37.5% 32.4% 37.0% 38.0% 34.1%
Poor shape 16.3% 10.8% 13.7% 12.3% 14.7% 16.2% 13.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 1.3% 0.4% 1.5% 1.2% 0.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Excellent shape 7.1% 4.9% 8.4% 15.3% 8.8%
Good shape 24.2% 38.7% 46.4% 53.0% 42.4%
Only fair shape 38.8% 40.9% 31.2% 24.2% 33.9%
Poor shape 29.0% 14.7% 12.6% 6.3% 13.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 0.7% 1.5% 1.3% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Excellent shape 9.8% 7.8% 8.8%
Good shape 45.8% 39.2% 42.4%
Only fair shape 29.7% 37.8% 33.9%
Poor shape 13.5% 14.1% 13.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 1.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Excellent shape 12.3% 4.6% 11.0% 9.1%
Good shape 54.9% 35.0% 38.5% 42.7%
Only fair shape 26.6% 41.7% 31.6% 33.7%
Poor shape 5.4% 17.1% 18.3% 13.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.5% 0.6% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Excellent shape 10.2% 3.7% 6.0% 8.8%
Good shape 47.2% 21.1% 32.3% 42.1%
Only fair shape 30.2% 42.7% 47.3% 34.2%
Poor shape 11.3% 31.2% 13.6% 13.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 1.4% 0.8% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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